Local volunteers clean up storm damage on Vaughn Creek Greenway

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Vaughn Creek Greenway suffered some significant damage during the early December snowstorm.

Twelve large trees fell due to the heavy wet snow, making the greenway impassable to human traffic.

Fortunately for area residents, a group of volunteer workers came together last week to help clear the greenway’s path. Armed with chain saws and gloves, the volunteers cut and dragged brush so greenway users can access the trail area. 

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Those folks who helped were Julia Ernst, Molly Watson, Monica Jones, Max Howes, Vard Henry, Greg Minor, Alan Leonard (and his canine companion, Ollie), Eddie Van Doren, Travis Cherry, Mark Ware and Joe McConnell, Steve King and John Vining.         

“We had a congenial group of folks who weren’t afraid of hard work, and they led a great effort to clear the path,” said John Vining, of the Tryon Parks Committee. “Before their efforts, the greenway was impassable. Thanks to our volunteers, the community access to the trails again.”

The Vaughn Creek Greenway entrance is located at 884 New Market Road in Tryon. Folks are encouraged to include walking or jogging on the trail as part of their daily exercise routine. 

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